19 Oct '16, 2pm

How Should We Pay for the Grid?

by Stephen Lacey October 19, 2016 This is a complimentary episode of our premium podcast, The Interchange. To keep getting this content, become a member of GTM Squared . We are at the beginning of one of the greatest economic and consumer-behavior experiments ever seen in the energy sector. How do we refine pricing in order to rapidly transition our aging, centralized grid to a clean, decentralized one? And can we do it so that we limit the economic losses, pay for the fixed costs of operating the grid, and make everyone whole? It’s a complicated question. The range of actual rate design options -- revenue decoupling, minimum bills, demand charges, fixed charges, and time-of-use rates -- offer many varying benefits and drawbacks. Everyone agrees that we’re moving to a distributed grid. But there’s a lot of disagreement on how to pay for it. That is what we’re tackling in t...

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